sa esa bhagavan adi-purusa eva saksan narayano lokanam svastaya atmanam trayimayam karma-visuddhi-nimittam kavibhir api ca vedena vijijnasyamano dvadasadha vibhajya satsu vasantadisv rtusu yathopa-josam rtu-gunan vidadhati.
sah—that; esah—this; bhagavan—the supremely powerful; adi-purusah—the original person; eva—certainly; saksat—directly; narayanah—the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Narayana; lokanam—of all the planets; svastaye—for the benefit; atmanam—Himself; trayi-mayam—consisting of the three Vedas (Sama, Yajur and Rg); karma-visuddhi—of purification of fruitive activities; nimittam—the cause; kavibhih—by great saintly persons; api—also; ca—and; vedena—by Vedic knowledge; vijijnasyamanah—being inquired about; dvadasa-dha—in twelve divisions; vibhajya—dividing; satsu—in six; vasanta-adisu—headed by spring; rtusu—seasons; yatha-upajosam—according to the enjoyment of their past activities; rtu-gunan—the qualities of the different seasons; vidadhati—he arranges.
The original cause of the cosmic manifestation is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Narayana. When great saintly persons, fully aware of the Vedic knowledge, offered prayers to the Supreme Person, He descended to this material world in the form of the sun to benefit all the planets and purify fruitive activities. He divided Himself into twelve parts and created seasonal forms, beginning with spring. In this way He created the seasonal qualities, such as heat, cold and so on.
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